Parents' Guide to

Dead or Alive 6

By David Chapman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 15+

Best yet in racy, violent martial arts fighter series.

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What you will—and won't—find in this game.

Community Reviews

age 14+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 15+

Could be better....

This game was very disappointing . The story line is boring, the amount of content isn't too much, overall not that great. Cleavage is shown but too much, and the violence is slightly raised from doa5. the DLC isn't all that cool (Mai was in doa5 so nothing new, and Kula is interesting but doesn't really fit that much in the game in my opnion). Then again the game is fan service and wasn't really made to be played very competitively. The costumes are very expensive, and the extra things that "offer a better experience" are way to much. doa5 was much, much better. I would only recommend the game to people who can spend lots of money and who are new to the series. Besides that the gameplay is similar to previous titles. However, there is a chance team ninja and Tecmo will release a remake of the game making it better like they did with doa5.

This title has:

Too much violence
Too much sex
age 13+

Very disappointing!

I see that no one has bothered to review this game yet, so I thought I'd add in my two cents. So let me just start off by saying that this game is a joke, a waste of time, energy and console space. I can't believe after all the content that DOA5 had, even in the base game, that this is all Team Ninja could come up with. This game is just insulting. I can't believe that the base game here is so pointless and wasteful. It's complete garbage that they make charge you almost $100 for a season pass, with season pass exclusives that are just pointless costumes, a bunch of other meaningless costumes with each pack very expensive themselves, and like, two third-party characters (Mai Shiranui and Kula Diamond), who don't even come with their own stage! Why not?! Smash does it! Tekken does it! Soul Calibur does it! I'm really amazed that CSM didn't give this 5 bubbles for Consumerism, because this game has a ridiculous amount of pointless of costumes with very few new characters and one new stage, with even more pointless costumes and another new character on the way so far, all that are very expensive. Now to get into the game itself, the only reason I gave this two stars is because of the graphical improvement and gameplay, other than that it pretty much sucks. Over half of the story mode is just Nico doing something in her lab or those two derpy schoolgirls Honoka and Marie Rose being annoying. Every other character barely has a story at all. Their new character Diego is just some retarded Jersey Shore guy who also annoys me. DOA Quest is very repetitive because they're all just rival battles. Jann Lee fighting Leifang again? Sure didn't see that coming! The stage selection is the worst part of this whole game. They're all just basic ideas and the most basic versions of those basic ideas. After a few battles you will get tired of seeing the same stages and stage hazards over and over and over. Do I really need to see someone get knocked down Jurassic Park again? Do I really need to see the Cracken knock someone through a ship and explode on bombs again? Do I honestly really need to see street fight thugs knock someone back into the fight again? It's just very annoying to see over and over! The new songs are complete garbage, making me have unlock all the old ones again. The regular unlockable costumes are a long grind to get and aren't even that good. This game has disappointed me so much. It hasn't even been out for a year and I'm already tired of every piece of content it has to offer. Just stick to DOA5, because this game is just sad and it sucks that Team Ninja thinks all of their fans are just idiots that will give them money no matter what.

This title has:

Easy to play/use
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (2 ):

This popular, provocative fighting franchise has added many new tricks and expanded features to make it the best entry yet in the series, and a fresh new start for the series as a whole. Dead or Alive 6 starts with a whopping 26-strong roster of fighters, each with their own unique personalities and fighting styles. While each fighter feels different from the next, the game's basic mechanics make the combat instantly accessible, regardless of your skill level. But the game still relies heavily on timing and countering to excel, keeping skill a major factor for victory. The new "Break Gauge" feature adds a new layer of special moves and abilities to the classic DoA formula as well, giving even longtime fans a few new tricks to play with.

Dead or Alive has always been known for its polished visuals, and Dead or Alive 6 is no exception. All of the characters, movements, and environmental effects are sharp and detailed. Blood, bruises, ripped clothes, and other damage effects shown are a constant reminder that fighters rarely leave a match unscathed. The game even takes a cue from the latest Mortal Kombat games by occasionally entering slow motion and zooming in tight on particularly brutal hits. These more intense moments of violence can be turned off via an option in the game's settings. One thing that can't be turned off, though, is the more provocative content that's always been a signature of the series. Female characters constantly show up in revealing outfits, making sly comments laced with innuendo, and moving in ways that emphasize their bodies (including the series' infamous "jiggle"). While this aspect may not be as prevalent as in past games, the free camera feature allows players to pause the action to zoom in or out and view the characters from any angle. While this can be a little distracting at times, it doesn't take anything away from the pure adrenaline-fueled fun the game provides. Once again, Dead or Alive 6 proves itself as a top contender in the fighting game genre as one of the best-looking and more user-friendly fighters on the market today.

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